Like vultures feeding on human tragedies, the predatory Dapster family stops at nothing when it comes to harvesting political mileage.
Lim Kit Siang is now insisting that “Parliament should have observed a minute of silence at the beginning of its meeting today … to convey the nation’s sorrow, grief and condolence to the family of Bernard Then …”
Malaysian authorities, including the PM, have already extended their condolences.
And I suppose it’s not quite possible, is it, for Hannah Yeoh – see tweet below – to express sympathy without in the same breath taking a swipe at the shortcomings of the Malaysian government?
It is not for Kit Siang who is currently suspended from Parliament to dictate what the House should or should not do. Such a decision is the Speaker’s prerogative.
Grandpapa Dapster should have respected whatever the decision of Deputy Speaker Ronald Kiandee, who’s chairing this Parliament session, in this matter just as he would expect BN backbenchers to respect the Selangor Speaker’s decisions when she presides over the state legislative assembly.
Kit Siang also claims that the beheading of Bernard Then is “an open slap in the face of the Malaysian Prime Minister”.
Why must the Dapster vultures make everything about scoring political points?
Kit Siang says Bernard’s decapitation by Abu Sayyaf is “a show of utter contempt for the Asia-Pacific leaders gathered in Manila for the APEC Summit”.
This tragic incident happened in the Philippines.
It was the Philippine military that launched air strikes on the terrorist stronghold. One report said with his leg injuries, Bernard was “slowing down his captors” and he was killed by them when they were being pursued by Filipino forces.
It is merely mean-spirited of Kit Siang to politize Bernard’s beheading as “an open slap” in Najib’s face. Obviously it’s too much to expect the Dapster family mafia to stay classy.